Chelsea FC History and Information



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Club Facts

·  Full name: Chelsea Football Club
·  Nickname: The Blues
·  Founded: 1905
·  Ground: Stamford Bridge, London
·  Capacity:42,449
·  Chairman: Bruce Buck
·  Manager: José Mourinho
·  League: FA Premier League
·  2006/07: Premier League, 2nd


Honors

·  FA Premier League
·  Winners: 2004-05, 2005-06
·  Runners-Up: 2003-04
·  Division 1
·  Winners: 1954-55 (see note)
·  Division 2
·  Winners: 1983-84, 1988-89
·  Runners-Up: 1906-07, 1911-12, 1929-30, 1962-63, 1976-77
·  FA Cup
·  Winners: 1970, (Leeds United) 1997, (Middlesbrough 2-0) 2000 (Aston Villa 1-0), 2007 (Man U 1-0)
·  Runners-Up: 1915, 1967, 1994, 2002
·  League Cup
·  Winners: 1965, (Leicester City 3-2) 1998, (Middlesbrough 2-0) 2005 (Liverpool 3-2), 2007
·  Runners-Up: 1972
·  FA Charity Shield/Community Shield
·  Winners: 1956, 2000
·  Runners-Up: 1971, 1997, 2007
·  Full Members' Cup
·  Winners: 1986, 1990
·  UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
·  Winners: 1970-71, (Real Madrid 2-1) 1997-98 (Vfb Stuttgard 1-0)
·  UEFA Super Cup
·  Winners: 1998 (Real Madrid 1-0)
·  FA Youth Cup
·  Winners: 1960, 1961
·  Runners-Up: 1958

Note: In 1954-55 the Football League First Division was the top tier of the English football league system. Therefore Chelsea have been English football champions twice: 1954-55 and 2004-05.


Records

·  Record League Victory: 9-2 v Glossop, Division 2, 1 September 1906
·  Record Cup Victory: 13-0 v Jeunesse Hautcharage, Cup Winners' Cup, 1st Round 2nd Leg, 29 September 1971
·  Record Defeat: 1-8 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Division 1, 26 September 1953
·  Record Cup Defeat: 0-6 v Sheffield Wednesday, FA Cup Round 2 Replay, 5 February 1913
·  Most League Points (2 for a win): 57, Division 2, 1906-1907
·  Most League Points (3 for a win): 99, Division 2, 1988-1989
·  Most League Goals: 98, Division 1, 1960-1961
·  Highest League Scorer in Season: Jimmy Greaves, 41, 1960-1961
·  Most League Goals in Total Aggregate: Bobby Tambling, 164, 1958-1970
·  Most League Goals in One Match:
·  5, George Hilsdon v Glossop, Division 2, 1 September 1906
·  5, Jimmy Greaves v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Division 1, 30 August 1958
·  5, Jimmy Greaves v Preston North End, Division 1, 19 December 1959
·  5, Jimmy Greaves v West Bromwich Albion, Division 1, 3 December 1960
·  5, Bobby Tambling v Aston Villa, Division 1, 17 September 1966
·  5, Gordon Durie v Walsall, Division 2, 4 February 1989
·  Most Capped Player:Marcel Desailly, 67 (116), France
·  Most League Appearances: Ron Harris, 655, 1962-1980
·  Youngest League Player: Ian Hamilton, 16 years 138 days v Tottenham Hotspur, 18 March 1967
·  Record Transfer Fee Received: £12,000,000 from Rangers for Tore André Flo, November 2000
·  Record Transfer Fee Paid: £24,000,000 to Marseille for Didier Drogba, July 2004
·  Longest Sequence of League Wins: 8, 15 March 1989 - 8 April 1989 & 18 December 2004 - 2 February 2005
·  Longest Sequence of League Defeats: 7, 1 November 1952 - 20 December 1952
·  Longest Sequence of League Draws: 6, 20 August 1969 - 13 September 1969
·  Longest Sequence of Unbeaten League Matches: 27, 29 October 1988 - 8 April 1989
·  Longest Sequence Without a League Win: 21, 3 November 1987 - 2 April 1988
·  Successive scoring Runs: 27 from 29 October 1988
·  Successive Non-scoring runs: 9 from 14 March 1981




Chelsea have spent 69 seasons in the national top flight (they rank 9th equal with Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion in this respect). In these 69 seasons, Chelsea have finished in the following positions: - 1st: 2 - 2nd: 1 - 3rd: 4 - 4th: 2 - 5th: 5 - 6th: 7 - 7th: 1 - 8th: 3 - 9th: 2 - 10th: 1 - 11th: 6 - 12th: 5 - 13th: 5 - 14th: 4 - 15th: 1 - 16th: 2 - 17th: 1 - 18th: 6 - 19th: 6 - 20th: 2 - 21st: 2 - 22nd: 2 - As one can see, the Blues' «favourite» position in the table is No. 6. They are one of those few clubs that found themselves in every position during the years in the top flight.


Hall of Fame

·  1900s: William 'Fatty' Foulke, George 'Gatling Gun' Hilsdon, Robert McRoberts, John Tait Robertson, Ben Warren
·  1910s: Jack Harrow, Nils Middelboe, Robert Whittingham
·  1920s: Ben Howard Baker, Jack Cock, Tommy Law, Tommy Meehan, GR Mills, Jack Townrow, Bob Turnbull, Andrew Wilson
·  1930s: Hughie Gallacher, Sam Weaver, Vic Woodley, George Mills
·  1940s: John Harris, Tommy Lawton, Willi Steffen
·  1950s: Ken Armstrong,Roy Bentley, Jimmy Greaves
·  1960s: Frank Blunstone, Peter Bonetti, Eddie McCreadie, Ken Shellito, Bobby Tambling, Terry Venables
·  1970s: Charlie Cooke, Ron Harris, John Hollins, Alan Hudson, Ian Hutchinson, Peter Osgood, Ray Wilkins
·  1980s: Paul Canoville, Kerry Dixon, Pat Nevin, Nigel Spackman, David Speedie, Clive Walker
·  1990s: Steve Clarke, Ed de Goey, Roberto Di Matteo, Tore André Flo, Ruud Gullit, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Hughes, Frank Leboeuf, Graeme Le Saux, Dan Petrescu, Gianluca Vialli, George Weah, Dennis Wise, Gianfranco Zola
·  2000s: Marcel Desailly, Eidur Gudjohnsen , Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Carlo Cudicini, Damien Duff, Arjen Robben, Didier Drogba, Petr Čechedit




Chelsea player of the year (1967-2004)
·  1967 Peter Bonetti
·  1968 Charlie Cooke
·  1969 David Webb
·  1970 John Hollins
·  1971 John Hollins
·  1972 David Webb
·  1973 Peter Osgood
·  1974 Gary Locke
·  1975 Charlie Cooke
·  1976 Ray Wilkins
·  1977 Ray Wilkins
·  1978 Micky Droy
·  1979 Tommy Langley
·  1980 Clive Walker
·  1981 Petar Borota
·  1982 Mike Fillery
·  1983 Joey Jones
·  1984 Pat Nevin
·  1985 David Speedie
·  1986 Eddie Niedzwiecki
·  1987 Pat Nevin
·  1988 Tony Dorigo
·  1989 Graham Roberts
·  1990 Ken Monkou
·  1991 Andy Townsend
·  1992 Paul Elliott
·  1993 Frank Sinclair
·  1994 Steve Clarke
·  1995 Erland Johnsen
·  1996 Ruud Gullit
·  1997 Mark Hughes
·  1998 Dennis Wise
·  1999 Gianfranco Zola
·  2000 Dennis Wise
·  2001 John Terry
·  2002 Carlo Cudicini
·  2003 Gianfranco Zola
·  2004 Frank Lampard




MANAGERS
·  John Tait Robertson: 1905 - 1907
·  David Calderhead: 1907 - 1933
·  Leslie Knighton: 1933 - 1939
·  Billy Birrell: 1939 - 1952
·  Ted Drake: 1952 - 1961
·  Tommy Docherty: 1962 - 1967
·  Dave Sexton: 1967 - 1974
·  Ron Stuart: 1974 - 1975
·  Eddie McCreadie: 1975 - 1977
·  Ken Shellito: 1977 - 1978
·  Danny Blanchflower: 1978 - 1979
·  Geoff Hurst: 1979 - 1981
·  John Neal: 1981 - 1985
·  John Hollins: 1985 - 1988
·  Bobby Campbell: 1988 - 1991
·  Ian Porterfield: 1991 - 1993
·  David Webb: 1993
·  Glenn Hoddle: 1993 - 1996
·  Ruud Gullit: 1996 - 1998
·  Gianluca Vialli: 1998 - 2000
·  Claudio Ranieri: 2000 - 2004
·  José Mourinho: 2004 - 2007